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BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Cyber Security)

  • Course Type: Undergraduate Degree
  • Institution Code: P56
Course overview

What can this course lead to?

Just some of the future careers for graduates after completing the course include:

Software Engineer
Network Engineer
Web Developer
Cyber Security Specialist
IT Project Manager
Test Engineer
Service Desk Analyst
DevOps Engineer
Database Administrator
Data Analyst

Who is it for?

This degree has been developed with advice from local employers to ensure you are gaining the skills and knowledge that they look for in graduates starting a career in the various fields within the cybersecurity industry.

We have built upon a strong foundation, influenced by the digital security modules of our previous Computing &Information Systems degree, by enhancing these and complimenting them with a range of new modules that ensure you will develop knowledge and experience in several of the latest technologies.

This includes introducing a new Cloud Computing module at level 4 where students will learn how to set up and manage Secure Amazon AWS Cloud services, and students will be provided with free access to NetAcad, which is Cisco’s VLE for studying the latest Cisco Cyber Security qualifications, which are highly sought after by employers.

Students on the course may be eligible to receive 50% discount vouchers to optionally undertake the official Cisco examinations.

This course follows a pre-determined pathway of modules, that ensure you initially gain a strong foundation in core computer science subjects, including an introduction to programming and the essentials of networking, before moving on to more complex topics.

It is ideal if you are looking to develop a strong set of cyber security skills, including modules in the Principles of Digital Security, e-commerce & e-crime, Cryptography, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking. You will also develop skills in subjects that complement cyber security, such as Management of IT, and SQL Database Development and you can choose to study either Object Oriented Programming or Advanced Network Routing and Switching at Level 5, depending on if you intend to pursue a career in either the software or hardware security fields. We will help you develop a systematic, creative and flexible approach to problem-solving that computing professionals rely on.

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What is covered?

YEAR 1 - Level 4

  • Systems Design and Development (30 credits )
  • Programming Concepts (15 credits)
  • Networking Essentials (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing (15 credits)
  • Web Design & Development (15 credits)
  • Developing Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • User Experience and Interaction Design (15 credits)

YEAR 2 - Level 5

  • Advanced Database Design (15 credits)
  • Developing Interactive Web Solutions (15 credits)
  • Computing Research Project (30 credits)
  • Principles of Digital Security (15 credits)
  • Advanced Network Switching and Routing (15 credits)
  • Wireless Networking and IOT (15 credits)
  • Management of Information Technology (15 credits

YEAR 3 - Level 6

  • Enterprise Networking (30 credits)
  • Big Data & Data Mining (15 credits)
  • Agile Team Development (15 credits)
  • Ethical Hacking (15 credits)
  • Developing Ethical and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Undergraduate Project (30 credits)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

64 UCAS Points from a computing related subject and 5 GCSE grades C/4 or above including English and Maths. If you have completed the Fd Computer Science at UCP or HND Computing you can start Level 6 of the BSc (Hons)Computer Science degree to obtain a full honours degree.

Mature students or students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. For more information on EU and overseas qualifications, UCAS, accreditation of prior learning and failure to meet the entry requirements please visit

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The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students will be £8,250 per year, which is lower compared with many other universities.Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 90 credits per year will be 75% of the tuition fee).There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.

Full-time: 3 years (2-3 full days a week over two semesters per year)

Part-time: 4 years (1-2 full days a week over two semesters per year)


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